Documents and Best Practices

Promotional Materials
Jan 31, 2024

EuroVelo 1 Press Kit - updated in 2023

This press kit was originally created in the frame of the AtlanticOnBike project and was updated in the frame of the EuroVelo 1 Partnership (2021-2023). It provides general information on EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route, on the EuroVelo network and more detailed information the specificities of EuroVelo 1 in each country it crosses. There is also a section dedicated to the EuroVelo 1 signage and some useful resources on the services to be found along the route as well as a FAQ.

Studies & Reports
Sep 26, 2023

EuroVelo 1 Transnational Route Evaluation Report and Action Plan

This document aims to form a basis for lobbying for more investments on EuroVelo 1 - Atlantic Coast Route and clarify where the priorities for new measures should be put. It is meant as an orientation for route developments and priority measures to be implemented by 2030. It highlights the progress that was made in route developments since the publication of the previous report three years ago, as well as the issues that remain to be solved and the improvements that are already planned in the Atlantic Coast Route countries.

Studies & Reports
Sep 26, 2023

EuroVelo Route Development Status Report 2022-2023

First published in 2021, the yearly EuroVelo Route Development Status Report aims to outline levels of development across the network and improvements over the years, providing key numbers, statistics and comparison tables per route and per country. This Report is an important tool to track the progress made across Europe from year to year and encourage further developments by highlighting significant improvements per route and country.

Official Manuals
Sep 20, 2023

EuroVelo Transnational Signing Manual

The main objective of this manual is to present the most general principles for signing long-distance cycle routes in general, and the specific requirements for incorporating EuroVelo logos on route panels. General principles for signage are relevant in the development of any long-distance cycle route. This manual can thus serve as a general resource for cycle route signage across Europe. This manual was prepared in the frame of the AtlanticOnBike project extension, co-funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme.

Studies & Reports
Sep 1, 2023

Transnational Guidance Document on Rest Areas

In this document, general guidelines on rest areas are put together, addressing, in particular, the international dimension of long-distance cycle routes and the variety of environments and climate conditions encountered along the way, resulting in different needs. The ultimate scope is to help harmonise rest areas on long-distance cycle routes. Published by ECF as part of the AtlanticOnBike project extension (Interreg Atlantic Area programme).

Studies & Reports
Jul 14, 2022

EuroVelo Routes Development Status Report 2022

The 2022 EuroVelo Routes Development Status Report prepared by the EuroVelo Management Team is the first one that allows a comparison with last year's results. It indicates that 64% of the network is now certified, developed with signs or developed, meaning that over 56,000 km out of 93,000 are ready to use for cycle tourists, and that the highest increases in development levels took place on EuroVelo 10 - Baltic Sea Cycle Route, in Ireland and in Spain.

Official Manuals
Dec 13, 2021

European Certification Standard Manual - Quality criteria for long-distance cycle routes

The European Certification Standard (ECS) is a methodology developed by ECF to assess cycling routes, EuroVelo or not, and evaluate their quality. It can be used to survey and assess the quality of national/regional routes, and to certify EuroVelo routes if the criteria are met. It can help set up national standards where they do not exist and harmonise the different regulations in the European states. This manual on the ECS provides a quick introduction to the basic principles and criteria of this methodology.

Studies & Reports
Jul 17, 2020

Creation of the Croatian Cycling Tourism Development Coordination Body

This good practice describes the establishment of a cycling tourism development coordination body in Croatia. This was very important for the coordination of all cycling and cycling tourism development activities at the state and regional level, as well as for cooperation with other countries in the European Union. This good practice was prepared by the Croatian National Tourist Board as part of the MEDCYCLETOUR project.

Studies & Reports
Jun 12, 2020

MEDCYCLETOUR Good Practice – GIFT 2.0

The Gift 2.0 project aims to improve mobility between Italy and Greece both for goods and passengers. As part of the project, several bikes will be installed in many bicycle stations in the city of Patras, Greece. Potential users will be locals and tourists. End users and stakeholders will have the opportunity to plan their trip through the platform. This Good Practice was developed by the Region of Western Greece as part of the MEDCYCLETOUR project.

Studies & Reports
Mar 16, 2020

MEDCYCLETOUR Good Practice - Cycling Plan of Andalusia 2014-2020

This Good Practice was developed by the Public Works Agency of the Andalusian Government in the frame of the MEDCYCLETOUR project. The Andalusian Cycling Plan seeks to promote greater use of the bicycle in urban, metropolitan and regional areas, and to provide the strategic framework that contributes to the achievement of territorial and environmental government objectives in terms of sustainable mobility.

Studies & Reports
Mar 9, 2020

MEDCYCLETOUR Good Practice – Discovering the territory by bike: free of charge bicycle lease

This Good Practice was developed by Italy's Mantovano region in the frame of the MEDCYCLETOUR project. Families and sports cyclists can discover the Oltrepò Mantovano territory by bike with an all-inclusive service: Consorzio Oltrepò Mantovano provides local farmhouses (and also other tourist facilities) with bikes free of charge. Any tourist can rent the bikes for free during their stay in these selected tourist facilities.

Official Manuals
Feb 1, 2019

EuroVelo 1 AtlanticOnBike Corporate Design Manual

The purpose of this manual is to ensure the consistent and coordinated communication of the route, regardless of the country, regardless of the tool, so that it is identified and recognized as a unique product, with its specific values and personality. It outlines in detail the elements that are compulsory in relation to positioning of logos etc, transmitting key messages, signposting and communication. It gives examples to be followed. This document was realised in the frame of the 2017-2020 AtlanticOnBike Interreg Atlantic Area project.